How Does GooglebotCrawl JavaScript? Here’s What a Latest Test Revealed

When a group of brilliant minds from Merkle set out to test the ability of Google to crawl and index JavaScript functions, little did they know about the surprise that awaited them!A series of tests ran by the team proved that Google is fully capable of executing and indexing JS functions. Google is also equipped enough to render whole pages and read the DOM to index dynamically generated content.

For those of you who are still swooning from the news. Let’s break this down, step by step.

We always knew (at least since 2008) that Google was capable of crawling JavaScript. Back in the day, the access may have been limited. Today, Google can not only crawl and index the same kind of JS, but it can also render entire WebPages, and Google has been doing this for the last 12 months at least.


3 Fantastic Reasons to Integrate WordPress with Salesforce

wordpressWordPress is one of the content management systems that have ever been created. Salesforce on the other hand is the world’s finest customer relationship management system. Combine these two tools and you will have yourself a powerful system in place, right? It makes a lot of sense to integrate WordPress with Salesforce- assuming of course that you are using WordPress as your CMS. There are many other CMSs that you can find around. WordPress is however favored because it is simple to use and it has a whole lot of features to offer its users.


Six Free SEO Tools That Every Business Should Use

Your Internet Reputation Could Be Scaring Off Readers - WordPress Howto Spoter Pic 1In the contemporary business environment where every business has to fight on a daily basis to improve its search engine result visibility, it becomes imperative for it to use a number of tools to monitor and analyze its performance on the web. While there are obviously expensive analysts and tools available that can do a good job, every small business should first use some of the very handy free SEO tools to save a good deal of money. Some of the top free tools:


4 Basic Approaches Of Enhancing SEO On Your Business’ Social Media Platforms

Your Internet Reputation Could Be Scaring Off Readers - WordPress Howto Spoter Pic 2Social media is no longer just a platform for interaction; it has fast become a business tool, especially in marketing for small businesses. The platforms provide an inexpensive marketing channel where businesses are able to push their products to their social links and followers, and get instant feedback from their customers and target market, and tweak the products to further meet their needs.

However, optimizing your social media profiles is not just about having a presence, but there are some basic principles to be observed in order to achieve search engine optimization. These are;

  • Choose a befitting name

Note that “your name is indeed your brand”. The name you choose will be the name that you will be known by on the social platforms. The first name that you use is also the main name that Google will identify you with and the name that the profile will be ranked with.  With this in mind then, you are able to avoid repetitive or generic keywords as these may be viewed as spam and ward off potential clients.


What Everyone Should Learn From Yahoo Security Crisis

socialmediasecurityguideEver since Yahoo revealed that over 500 million accounts were hacked in the past one year, the media sites have been breaming with news. With some criticising their security policies and others warning users to keep an eye on the common security measures, it is apparent that some critical lessons that ought to be learnt aren’t being given closer consideration. Many media sites are focusing on the negativities at the expense of critical lessons, which are essential to businesses and consumers alike. So which are some of these lessons?

It’s more about data than money

With advancement in this information era, the criminal trends are shifting from stealing data to stealing private information. Apparently, most hackers are concerned with big data from people’s private lives. What does that mean to the average consumer? Enhancing security of your computer system is a key priority. You should always be in the alert when it comes to protecting finer personal information.


What Does The Hello Dolly Plugin DO, Exactly?

You may have noticed that your WordPress installation comes prepackaged with a rather unusual guest: a plugin called Hello Dolly. But what’s its purpose?

If you’re just getting started using WordPress, you may have noticed that your fresh installation includes a plugin known as Hello Dolly.  If you’re like most people, you’re probably a little leery about simply deleting it from your library. What if it’s actually essential to WordPress’s functionality?

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What if, by deleting it, you cause your entire site to come crashing down? After all, its initial description doesn’t really tell you a whole lot: